RISD Museum - Providence, RI

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by rg3, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. rg3

    rg3 Well-Known Member

    Home for the holidays and made my periodic visit to the RISD Museum. They have an impressive collection of Greek silver and gold. The story of acquisition is detailed in the text "Ancient Greek Coins: Catalogue of the Classical Collection" by Holloway (available for 12 bucks on vcoins).

    Here are pics of the collection in the left showcase:
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    What does RISD stand for?
  4. rg3

    rg3 Well-Known Member

    Here are pics of the collection in the right showcase (I think I missed the last row):
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  5. rg3

    rg3 Well-Known Member

    Rhode Island School of Design
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  6. Mike Margolis

    Mike Margolis Well-Known Member

    They have one of those Cretan staters with labyrinthal/swastika and crescents.
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  7. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    I enjoy these museum collection threads. Very cool.
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  8. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Thanks!! 10 minutes away from me, I'm going to check it out!!
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  9. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Note how the right showcase has pairs of two similar coins mounted so you can see what the two sides were. This is a great way of doing a museum display if you have doubles of your coins. More often we see photos, casts or are left to guess what the hidden side was. Perhaps this was explained in the text above that was cropped from the photo. The left display noted that the side with the * was the side shown. It is nice to see a museum that puts that much care in making their display of coins.
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